Here on the shoreline of Connecticut, the temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and summer is right around the corner after a characteristically unpredictable New England winter. It’s no surprise that people along the coast are as eager as ever to start making their long-awaited trips to the beach!

Welcome in the sunshine with handmade sea-themed collectibles, perfect for the home or the beach. You don’t need to live in a beach house to feel summer in your home! Live like you’re on the beach with our beach-themed stemware, such as Amedeo’s sea life glassware of Verona. Choose from seahorses, dolphins, mermaids, turtles or anchors, and complete the collection with a coordinating vase.

Serve your favorite summer snacks on this pearlescent seahorse tray. Our artisans in the Philippines use Capiz shell, a delicate and highly iridescent shell gathered from locally harvested “Windowpane Oysters,” combined with enamel to create each decorative seahorse tray. To finish, each piece is carefully airbrushed in great detail to create the life-like aquatic animal portraits.

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Pretend you’re on the beach as you sip on your morning coffee or afternoon tea with JoAnn’s sea themed mugs featuring a mermaid or the message “Life’s A Beach!” During a mid-life transition, JoAnn decided to leave her high-stress corporate job and follow a lifelong curiosity for pottery. Her risk paid off, as she soon discovered her talent for creating colorful, whimsical stoneware. Today, in her Pocono Mountains studio, she hand-throws each mug on a wheel, adds hand-cut details and a handle, then fires, glazes and fires each one again to create her customer favorite mugs.

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